COTTON, Elizabeth

1819 - 1892

As Elizabeth Haxell, she was born at Ipswich on 26 December 1819, one of ten children of James Haxell (1775-1854), coach proprietor of Upper Brook Street, Ipswich, and his wife Rebecca née Nelson. On 20 September 1843, she married farmer Herbert Cotton (1799-1869) of Grange Farm later of Amor Hall, Washbrook, Suffolk, who was 20 years her senior. Herbert died on 28 November 1869 and buried at Copdock St Peter church six days later. A copyist in pencil and water-colours making numerous sketches of in and around Ipswich, she exhibited at Ipswich Fine Art Club from 22 Silent Street, Ipswich in 1882, a watercolour 'Dungeon Ghyll, Westmoreland' and in 1883 four items, two watercolours 'Glencoe, from Loch Leven' and 'Old Houses in Silent Street, Ipswich' and two monochromes 'Henley Tollgate' and 'The Old Rectory, St Helen's, Ipswich'. She drew a 'History of Grace Pett of Ipswich' in a volume of her work. Her son, Allan Cotton, a solicitor, lived at 22 Silent Street and it seems that Elizabeth, together with her daughter Blanche Cotton [q.v.], moved to Silent Street about 1879. Elizabeth died at Posillipo, Naples on 9 January 1892, and buried in the Old British Cemetery.

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